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Don Pesci
Politics and all things Connecticut
Created 01 Dec 2020
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  • Is Roe v Wade Bunk?
    03 May 2022
    U.S. Supreme Court In a 1916 interview, Henry Ford told Chicago Tribune reporter Charles N. Wheeler, “History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the pres...
  • SEBAC and Lamont Win, State Loses
    03 May 2022
    Orwell In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act – George Orwell The state of Connecticut – read: Governor Ned Lamont, a multi-millionaire Democrat, and the state General...
  • The Epistemology of Connecticut Politics
    29 Apr 2022 2 0
    Lamont opening the General Assembly “The future ain’t what it used to be” – Yogi Berra The Headline in a CTMirror story, “CT budget deal includes $600M in tax cuts, extends gas tax holiday”, includes ...
  • Blumenthal Biden his Time
    27 Apr 2022
    Blumenthal There is little doubt that Connecticut U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal has been emotionally affected by his recent visit to Poland, where he saw writ large at first hand the ravages of Russian...
  • Connecticut, An Embarrassment Of Riches
    24 Apr 2022 1 0
    The Lamonts On the one hand, Connecticut Democrats have for years had a love/hate relationship with the rich. Not a few Democrat Jeremiahs have let loose on the rich over the years, partly in order to...
  • Blumenthal the Hare
    21 Apr 2022 1 0
    Blumenthal and Biden In the campaign season now upon us, money is, more than ever, the mother’s milk of politics. U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal, we all know, is rich in every sense of the word. He is a...
  • Political Polarization in Connecticut
    20 Apr 2022 1 0
    Polarization, most often caused by rapid political change, sets group A, most often a majority, against group B, an aggressive minority determined, as Father of the American Revolution Sam Adams used ...
  • Easter in Ukraine
    18 Apr 2022
    The Black Madonna of Czestochowa Just before the joy of Easter broke upon us, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, far from Russian bombardments in Uk...
  • Getting and Spending in the Land of Steady (Bad) Habits
    15 Apr 2022 1 0
    The problem with socialism, British Prime Minister Maggie Thatcher once said, is that “sooner or later, you run out of other people’s money.” The same problem occurs when legislators, taking advantage...
  • Putin The Great
    11 Apr 2022 1 0
    Bucha The diplomatist’s credo in Voltaire’s Candide: “Well, my dear Pangloss,” Candide said to them, “when you were hanged, dissected, whipped, and tugging at the oar, did you continue to think that e...
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